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Struggling with self-harm? Get help from a hotline in Wellington, New Zealand

Sometimes your emotions may be so overwhelming that hurting yourself may feel like the only way to find relief. Whether you are self-harming at the moment, or you have thoughts about it, there are 1 helplines in Wellington, New Zealand that can help. If you relate to the following, reach out:

  • Scratching, pinching, hitting yourself
  • Feeling drawn to sharp objects, or items you could harm yourself with
  • Feeling reckless, not caring whether you get hurt
  • Feeling like normal ways of coping don't work for you – the pain is a last resort
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions
  • Craving physical pain as a distraction from overwhelming emotions
  • Avoiding people you care about so they don't find out

Since self-harm provides immediate, in-the-moment relief from painful emotions, it’s easy to become reliant on it as your go-to coping mechanism. Stopping may seem impossible and you may be ashamed to even talk about it. However, self-harm is more common than you think. Many people struggle to manage intense emotions.

Talking about difficult emotions with someone compassionate and non-judgemental may help lighten your burdens. There are dedicated helpline volunteers in Wellington, New Zealand who are trained to support people through emotional distress. A helpline volunteer can help you process complex feelings and introduce you to healthy coping tools at your own discretion.

If you feel like you might need support with self harm, try reaching out to a hotline in Wellington, New Zealand. It's free and confidential.


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